Company Life: Going to the Dark Side

Company Life: Going to the Dark Side

Where would ballet be without villains? Aurora would never sleep, and Odette would never become a swan. Getting cast as one of ballet’s memorable miscreants can help dancers develop new facets of their artistry and explore their dramatic side. Three...
How It's Done: Familiar Role, Fresh Insights

How It's Done: Familiar Role, Fresh Insights

Creating dances specifically for film has become one of the most effective ways that ballet companies have connected with audiences and kept dancers employed during the pandemic. Around the world, dance organizations are finding opportunities through digital seasons,...
The Secret Lives of Dancers

The Secret Lives of Dancers

We tend to think of professional dancers as tuning into an all-ballet channel. Not so, according to these five, who read, movie-binge, ace Final Fantasy, design headbands, tweet, go to college, raise cats and more. Their offstage adventures are as varied as the...
Celebrating 10 Years of Pointe Magazine

Celebrating 10 Years of Pointe Magazine

“It set me on a roll,” says National Ballet of Canada principal Heather Ogden, recalling the thrill of being featured in Pointe’s February/March 2002 issue. It was such an honor to be recognized among other dancers I admired.” Then an NBC corps member,...
National Treasure

National Treasure

Principal dancer Heather Ogden remembers being called into the studio in May with her colleagues and hearing the announcement that James Kudelka would step down as artistic director on June 30, 2005. “We were stunned that James was leaving,” she recalls,...
Heather Ogden Stars in "The Heather Project"

Heather Ogden Stars in "The Heather Project"

Beautiful National Ballet of Canada principal Heather Ogden seems to be artists’ muse of choice these days. A few months ago, director Ben Shirnian and fellow NBC principal Guillaume Côté released a hypnotic video starring Ogden. (Côté is her husband, which made...

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